30/09/2020

๐Ÿ‘️ As Far As The Eye | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "Here Comes the Wave" ๐Ÿ‘️ @AFATEGAME #GameDev #IndieGames

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In As Far As The Eye, you try to build a mobile village whilst trying to outrun the wave and travel with your tribe toward the centre of the world, called The Eye. 

This roguelike turn-based resource-management game is made of procedural situations, natural events, skill-trees and hard choices. 

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๐ŸงŸ‍♀️๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿงญ Night Of the Dead | PC | Gameplay | Part 3 | Coordinates Episode ๐ŸงŸ‍♀️๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿงญ #GameDev #IndieGames

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 Build defences against nightly waves of zombies. 

Survive and escape the island.

Join Rich for his PART III of The Night Of The Dead Ten Minute Taster.



29/09/2020

๐Ÿ’ฅ Freedom Fighters | PC | Ten Minute Taster | " FreedomFighters2020 " ๐Ÿ’ฅ #FreedomFighters2020

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It’s been 17 years since iO Interactive released Freedom Fighters and it has never been available digitally – until now!

See how Rich rises to the challenge and proves himself as a true Freedom Fighter!

28/09/2020

⚽️๐Ÿ““ Championship Manager 2 - Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham City - Episode 35: "Bennett Blocks Balls" ⚽️๐Ÿ““ #RetroGaming #ChampionshipManager #CreatorsUnite

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Championship Manager 2 has been on my list of games to play on YouTube for years now and finally, I have pulled my finger out and taken the job of Nottingham Forest Manager.

Come see how my season unfolds in these short sharp Champ Manager vids. 

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27/09/2020

๐Ÿจ The Suicide of Rachel Foster | Review | PS4 | "A walking simulator you perhaps shouldn’t ‘Overlook’" ๐Ÿจ @One_O_One_Games #GameDev #IndieGames

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Game Title: The Suicide of Rachel Foster
Platform Reviewed: PS4
Rating: Melting

I was in the perfect zone for The Suicide of Rachel Foster. My partner had some stuff to sort out in the apartment and I had just been given a load of wine as a gift so I settled down on the couch in my usual, unusual but unusually comfortable position and turned up to the Timberline hotel.

26/09/2020

๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฉธ Night Of The Dead | Gameplay | PART 2 | PC | "Crafting & Zombie Killing" ๐ŸงŸ‍♀️๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Build defences against nightly waves of zombies. 
Survive and escape the island.
Join Rich for his PART II of The Night Of The Dead Ten Minute Taster.
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25/09/2020

๐ŸŒ‹ Welcome To Elk | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "Hello f**kheads!" ๐ŸŒ‹ @TripleTopping #IndieGames #GameDev

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Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell.
From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less travelled.....AND IT'S BONKERS!

GAME LINK: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1015940/Welcome_to_Elk

24/09/2020

๐Ÿ— Bite The Bullet| Review | "I love a good virtual nosh" ๐Ÿ— @megacatstudios #IndieGames #GameDev

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I love a good virtual nosh...

Whether I’m chomping down power-pills in Pac-Man, finding a chicken dinner under a bin in Streets of Rage or pausing midway through a fight with a wizard in Skyrim to scarf down 50 wheels of cheese, I’m having a good time.
Bite the Bullet takes this to the extreme, a run n’ gun shooter with a bad case of pica: everything and everyone must be eaten.

23/09/2020

๐ŸงŸ‍♂️๐ŸงŸ‍♀️ Night Of The Dead | PC | Early Access | Ten Minute Taster PART 1 | "Seeds and Axes" ๐ŸงŸ‍♂️๐ŸงŸ‍♀️ @8uDui6pcA5Vv51w #IndieGames #GameDev

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Night Of The Dead Sees YOU Build defences against nightly waves of zombies. 
Survive and escape the island.
Join Rich for his first part of The Night Of The Dead Ten Minute Taster.

22/09/2020

๐Ÿ› Metamorphosis | PC | Review | "Its A Bug's Life For Us" ๐Ÿ› @metamorphgame #GameDev #IndieGames

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In Metamorphosis, you Play as Gregor, who has been turned into a tiny bug and sets out on an extraordinary journey to unravel the mystery of your transformation. 

Your main aim at the start of the game is to find your way to the Tower!

The game plays out as a first-person 3D platform puzzle adventure game set in a surrealist world inspired by Franz Kafka’s novella of the same name.

You will use your new-found Bug abilities in order to traverse the world and inch your way to the tower to reclaim your human form.


21/09/2020

Re: Turn One Way Trip | PC | Ten Minute Taster | A Creepy Pixel Play-through #IndieGames #GameDev

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Re: Turn - One Way Trip is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-adventure horror game. 

Trapped in a ghostly train, Saki must search the past and present to find and save her friends. More importantly, Saki must use her wits if she is to survive against an unspeakable evil hellbent on avenging unrequited love.
GAME LINK:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1195360/ReTurn__One_Way_Trip/

20/09/2020

๐Ÿงญ DANDARA | Review | Switch | "A Pixel-Art Metroidvania With a Movement-Based Twist" ๐Ÿงญ @RawFury #IndieGames #GameDev

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Game Title: Dandara
Platform Reviewed: Switch
Rating: Melting

A pixel-art Metroidvania with a movement-based twist, Dandara’s neat approach to the genre really opens it up to some interesting puzzles and a fresh vibe in terms of exploration.

‘The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara’

19/09/2020

๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ Mini Motor Racing X | Review | Switch | "I Am On a Personal Quest To Find The Perfect Top-Down Racer" ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ @TheBinaryMill #GameDev #IndieGames

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Mini Motor Racing X

Nintendo Switch


The Binary Mill

A wonderfully playable game that is packed with content and some really neat touches but feels subtly tarnished by its mobile roots.

As longtime readers will know, I am on a personal quest to find the perfect top-down racer. There have been many contestants but games such as Mashed and Wrecked still hold the top spot in my heart. 


Whilst some are fundamentally flawed - such as the controls and physics in Tiny Racer - most are decent but lack the punch to really shake the genre. I’m pleased to say that Mini Motor Racing X is a very solid and fun experience, especially in multiplayer!

18/09/2020

๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸHotshot Racing | PS4 | Review | "A Game That Should Definitely Be Drifting Into Your Game Library" ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ @CurveDigital #IndieGames #GameDev #HotshotRacing

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Publisher: Curve Digital
Platform Reviewed: PS4
Rating: Ice Cool

I’ve been on a bit of a racing binge the last week or so with a few games skidding into the GF virtual office that needs the flaming gavel of justice to cast judgment upon them. 

Hotshot Racing really stood out with its accessibility, stylish visuals, smooth gameplay and a great sense of balance.

17/09/2020

๐ŸงŸ‍♀️๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ Outbreak: The New Nightmare | Review | PS4 | "A Lo-Fi Survival Horror" ๐ŸงŸ‍♀️๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ @deaddropstudios #GameDev #IndieGames

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Game Title: Outbreak: The New Nightmare
Developer: Dead Drop Studios LLC
Platform Reviewed: PlayStation 4
Rating: Melting

I am always surprised by what one-man development studios can achieve and whilst there are some noticeable flaws here and the game really won’t appeal to everyone, Outbreak: The New Nightmare is a labour of love that has its moments.

15/09/2020

๐ŸŽบ CrossCode on Nintendo Switch Gets an EU Boxed Release! ๐ŸŽบ @ININ_Games @HoundPicked #CrossCode #IndieGames #GameDev

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ININ Games announced that CrossCode, which was released recently by Deck13 and Radical Fish Games digitally on console platforms, is now set to be released boxed, physically, today on September 15th on Nintendo Switch!

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ No Straight Roads | Nintendo Switch | Review | "Great Licks and Solos But Not Always Bang on The Beat" ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ #GameDev #IndieGames @MetronomikIncEN

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Game Title: No Straight Roads
Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Metronomik
Rating: MELTING

From the minds of Wan Hazmer (Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV) and Daim Dziaudin (Concept Artist of Streetfighter V), No Straight Roads puts you in control of May and Zuke, a duo that make up the band Bunk Bed Junction and who use the power of rock to defeat the ‘evil’ EDM that has completely taken over Vinyl City, their hometown.

A game that dances around several genres, No Straight Roads has some really tasty ideas and great moments but it does feel like it is spinning too many records at once and this adds up to a game that doesn’t feel as flowing and cohesive as the amazing soundtrack and artwork that backs it all up.

14/09/2020

๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ”️ KHOLAT Nintendo Switch Classic Horror Is Getting Physical (Based on True Events)... ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ”️ @REDARTGAMES #IndieGames #GameDev

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Red Art Games has announced that the online pre-order for the physical boxed version of Kholat on Nintendo Switch is available now, with a limited edition of 3800 copies (€29.99/£27/$35)

Pre-Order Link:  www.redartgames.com

Billed as the most terrifying journey of your life, Nintendo gamers can experience this epic adventure game, which was created by Polish indie developer IMGN.PRO and narrated by British actor Sean Bean.

๐Ÿ“œ A Fold Apart | PS4 | Review | "An Emotionally Charged Origami Puzzle Platformer" ๐Ÿ“œ @LRGthunder @AFoldApart #IndieGames #GameDev

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A Fold Apart - £14.99 PS4 https://store.playstation.com A Fold Apart is a puzzle game that explores the challenges of a long-distance relationship that takes place in a world of folding paper. When career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect attempt to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. In A Fold Apart you get to experience both sides of the story as the couple navigates the complexities of communication and the emotional ups and downs that the feeling of physical separation brings. The key game mechanics see you flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles to attempt to help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship. It’s therefore up to you to try and ensure that love endures.

13/09/2020

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ The Vale: Shadow of the Crown | PC | Ten Minute Taster | " A Game That Requires You To listen" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ @FallingSquirrel #IndieGames #GameDev

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CLOSE YOUR EYES. BECOME A WARRIOR:

The Vale is a story-driven, action-adventure that utilizes the full potential of 3D audio and haptic controller feedback to deliver visceral gameplay that shatters the barrier between player and character.  

As an audio-based game, The Vale sets out to breathe new life into medieval combat and provide a truly novel experience for visually impaired and sighted gamers alike.

12/09/2020

๐Ÿงƒ Britt’s Brief Bulletin | Drink More Glurp / Haunted Halloween '86 ๐Ÿงƒ #GameDev #IndieGames #Nindies

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Drink More Glurp
Rating: MELTING
Billed as ‘a wacky physics, sports(ish), hot seat, party game set on a distant world where aliens have copied Earth's summer games and got everything slightly wrong. 

Having binge-watched broadcasts of Earth TV the aliens are convinced that advertising is the most important part of any sporting event.’ 

Drink More Glurp uses purposefully loose controls –the flailing of limbs, mostly - to create humorous events in which you must either traverse the landscape, collect items or use one of the sponsored items (such as the brilliant turbo glove) to boost your way around ad complete the many events. 
With its bubbly music and simple, colourful visual style (reminiscent of Pikuniku), Drink More Glurp excels more at its random thrashing when played with others. 

The single-player experience does offer an online leader board and whilst it is surprisingly fun to see yourself inch your way (hopefully) closer to the top with each event, much like Heave-Ho, this really needs multiple players to get the most out of it. 

The fact that it is so easy to pick up and play means that it’s open to gamers of all ages and is definitely worth a purchase if you like physics-based comedy multiplayer mayhem with some folks who drink liquids with a percentage marked on the bottle that they glug from.

Haunted: Halloween ‘86

Rating: MELTING
There are two types of modern retro-styled games. The first type -  such as Crosscode – which utilises the base characteristics of the console it intends to evoke (in the case of Crosscode, the SNES) whilst clearly doing things far beyond the abilities of the system it apes. 

The second example is HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 which is built within the limitations of the original console, in this case, the NES. Available to purchase as an actual NES cartridge, the musical and visual stylings of the game are ones that are very much from that era of 80’s gaming. 

The 8-bit nostalgia evoked here is almost palpable and the dynamic of flicking between the male and female characters to extend your health bar is a nice touch that eases off on the difficulty naturally present in this type of 2D platformer from the era.

This is a smooth ride and, aside from the occasional difficulty spike and confusion in background/foreground during some platforming segments, HALLOWEEN ’86 plays very well, especially in portable mode. 

You’ll be surprised how quickly you naturally move from the thumbsticks to D-pad when those rad bleeps start pumping out of your Switch and chunky pixels fill your vision.

11/09/2020

๐Ÿ€ NBA2K21 | Review | PC | "Slam Dunk The Funk" ๐Ÿ€ #NBA #NBAPlayoffs @NBA2K #NBA2K21 shooting #NBA2K21 vc #NBA2K21 build

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NBA 2K21 is a basketball sim that was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports.

It’s the 22nd instalment in the NBA 2K franchise and was released on September 4, 2020, for PC , Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and will later be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

10/09/2020

๐ŸŽฎ Venom XBOX ELITE SERIES 2 Controller Customisation Kit ๐ŸŽฎ @VenomGamingUK #XBOXELITE

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Venom Gaming has revealed its new collection of Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 customisation kits. 


Available in two different colours – a snazzy gold and a lovely purple – the Customisation Kit for Xbox One Elite Series 2 Controllers will allow you to replace your controller’s removable parts with the same parts in different colours.



The Customisation Kit for Xbox Elite Series 2 Controllers will come with 13 “high-quality interchangeable pieces” that will include two D-pads, two sets of back paddles and three pairs of different thumbsticks. It’ll also come in a storage case to keep everything all nice and cosy.

Come join Rich as he unboxes this bag of tricks!


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09/09/2020

๐Ÿฌ Beyond Blue | PS4 | Review | "A Blue Planet Inspired Video Game" ๐Ÿฌ #IndieGames #GameDev

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Beyond Blue - PS Store £15.99

Beyond Blue takes you into the near future, where you will explore the mysteries of the ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. 

Mirai is part of a newly-formed 3 person research team that uses new technologies to interact with the ocean and the myriad of creatures that inhabit this mysterious underwater world.

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08/09/2020

๐Ÿงฉ Eternal Hope | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "A Cool LIMBO Inspired PC Puzzle Platformer" ๐Ÿงฉ @DoublehitGames #GameDev #IndieGames

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Eternal Hope, a puzzle platformer game that follows the story of Ti’bi – a boy who must embark on a journey of love and hope to find his beloved’s soul.


04/09/2020

๐ŸŒญ Teenage Blob | PC | Review | "If Sayonara Wild Hearts is The Popular Older Sister, Teenage Blob is Her Scrappy Little Brother" ๐ŸŒญ @PixelHunted #IndieGames #GameDev

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How do you get people to pay attention to music?

Everyone having access to the majority of all recorded music ever has turned it into background noise. 

Before the internet you might have trawled record fairs for that one bootleg album of rare cuts, going home and listening intently to the jewel you’d finally unearthed.

Now? Everything is a few clicks away. All of which makes one relatively new trend in video games very welcome: the ‘interactive album’.

The most famous example is the amazing Sayonara Wild Hearts, in which you zip through a neon-drenched virtual world to Daniel Olsรฉn and Jonathan Engkickass’ kickass synth-pop.

The act of playing means you don’t get distracted and the rhythm of the gameplay tangibly connects you to the music. And so to Team Lazerbeam’s Teenage Blob.

03/09/2020

๐Ÿฐ Maid Of Sker | Review | “Calon Lan Has Never Been So Ominous” ๐Ÿฐ @WalesInter #IndieGames #GameDev

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Maid Of Sker is a first-person stealth-horror title set in the late 1800s featuring some of the best audio work I’ve come across in the genre, Maid of Sker is a solid and spooky title based on a folkloric, Welsh tale.

02/09/2020

๐Ÿ”Ž Jenny LecLue Detectivu | Switch | Review | "A Delightful Murder Mystery!" ๐Ÿ•ต️ @Mografi @JennyLeClue @Mografi_Joe

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Jenny LeClue Detectivu - Switch - eShop £15 
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Jenny LeClue Detectivu was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August 2015, with nearly 4000 backers the campaign raised over $105,000 and was initially released on PC.

You play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. 

The story is told through the eyes of the writer of the Jenny LeClue books as he is tasked with spicing things up in his long-running and beloved series of books.

The problem is that nothing exciting ever happens in the world of Jenny LeClue and she longs (along with the readers) for a really exciting and juicy adventure to get their teeth into.
During the writing of this exciting 39th book, Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder! 

01/09/2020

⚔️ Eastern Exorcist | PC | Gameplay | Ten Minute Taster | "A 2D Swordplay Master" | #EasternExorcist ⚔️ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Eastern Exorcist is a stunning 2D side-scrolling action RPG set in a fantasy eastern world with the vicious spirits and monsters. 

Play as a skilled exorcist against chaotic evil to fight your way through the brutal world, and experience different stories of joy and sorrow.
GAME LINK:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1120810/Eastern_Exorcist/

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